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Policy launch: Nigel Farage

Policy launch: Nigel Farage

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Policy launch: Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage will today set out Ukip's plans to invest an additional £3bn in frontline NHS services in the party's first big policy launch of the general election campaign.

Among the measures to be unveiled is a commitment to invest £650m in dementia research over the lifetime of the parliament.

Under the party's plans, the Care Quality Commission watchdog would be abolished and responsibility for hospital inspections passed to local health boards.

Tuition fees for medical students would be scrapped on what Ukip says would be a means-tested basis, and less highly qualified state-enrolled nurses reintroduced to encourage more "home-grown medical talent".

Belfast Telegraph